Approximately 35 Fellows of various intellects and backgrounds from our own backyard and across the country come together to live, work, play, give and lead in Detroit for one year. These individuals are the next generation of leaders with diverse backgrounds and expertise. As with past cohorts, the Fellows are early- to mid-career professionals, men and women, of all races and ethnicity. They all hold at least a bachelor’s degree and several hold advanced degrees or come with work experience under their belt. They are innovators and entrepreneurial thinkers, all with a passion for Detroit. Read their stories below.

  • Amelia Suarez
    Host CompanyTelegration
  • Annie Gough
    Host CompanyBeaumont Health System
  • Chisom Uzosike
    Host CompanyDoner
  • Christopher Johnstone
    Host CompanyPM Environmental
  • Clare Lilek
    Host CompanyCenter for Financial Planning
  • David Engel
    Host CompanyMosher Dolan
  • Devon O’Reilly
    Host CompanyDetroit Regional Chamber
  • Devon Seery
    Host CompanyHamilton Anderson Architects
  • Emily Kempa
    Host CompanyClark Hill
  • Ephraim Clark
    Host CompanyUnited Way
  • Eric Laksonen
    Host CompanyTeam Detroit
  • Eric Silverstein
    Host CompanyGeneral Motors
  • Gabriela Santiago-Romero
    Host CompanyDetroit Lions
  • Geraldine Chi
    Host CompanyMango Languages
  • Grace DeMeulenaere
    Host CompanyFiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Harsha Nahata
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Imani Mchunu
    Host CompanyDetroit Future City
  • Kayleigh Roy
    Host CompanyRock Ventures, LLC
  • Kelsey Stein
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Kyla Carlsen
    Host CompanyBrooks Kushman
  • Michael Kurfess
    Host CompanyEdward C. Levy
  • Michael Paciero
    Host CompanyRossetti
  • Michael Plotz
    Host CompanyMarketing Associates
  • Mikayla Cutlip
    Host CompanyMosher Dolan
  • Nadir Ali
    Host CompanyChevrolet Detroit Grand Prix
  • Nick Najor
    Host CompanyDTE Energy
  • Paulina Kriska
    Host CompanyGoodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
  • Rory Lincoln
    Host CompanyEdward C. Levy
  • Ryan Dillon
    Host CompanyPWC
  • Taylor Blackston
    Host CompanySME